§ MR. MACARTNEY (Antrim, S.)
asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, If Sergeant Murray is still employed on Portal duty in Belfast; whether, since the month of March, 1884, Sergeant Murray has been reported nine times for breaches of duty; and, whether four of these Reports were made in 1886 and two in the present year; and, if so, what are the reasons for retaining Sergeant Murray in the discharge of Portal duty?
§ THE PARLIAMENTARY UNDER SECRETARY (Colonel KING-HARMAN) (Kent, Isle of Thanet)
(who replied) said: The facts are as stated in the Question. The constabulary officer for the time being acting as portal supervisor found that the complaints were either groundless or of a frivolous nature, and he took no action upon them. The sergeant is reported to perform the duties satisfactorily.